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Wagamama Childrens' Chopsticks (Snacksticks)

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daddyneedsaholiday Sun 01-Feb-15 09:42:16

Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if you're familiar with the restaurant called Wagamamas? It's a Noodle House serving Japanese quisine. It's excellent for kids, and we love to take ours there for an occasional treat.

They absolutely love using the children's chopsticks, which I have since discovered are known as Snacksticks. The are small wodden chopsticks that lock together at the top, and have a wider tip, making it easier for the children (and let's be honest, me!) to pick food up with. Kind of like large, wooden, flat-tipped tweezers I guess.

My youngest is 2, and he absolutely loves using them. They help to develop hand to eye coordination, and they really enhance the whole asian experience for the children.

I've searched onlne high and low for them, as it gets a bit embarrassing asking to take some spare ones home every time we visit, and I was delighted to finally find some.......yep you've guessed it, in China !!

So, i'm considering getting some imported, but as you can imagine, it won't work out very cost effective to have the quantity I would like sent over. My only option therefore is to sell some online to try and cover some of the cost.

What i'm tryong to work out therefore is:
1) If anyone else is looking for these in the UK?
2) What sort of numbers would people want to order?
3) How much would be a reasonable price to pay?

I do hope this post isn't perceived as a sales pitch. It's a genuine attempt to make purchasing these from abroad a viable option.

Please share this with anyone you know who you feel would be interested.

Thanks,

Andy.

YAsoNBU Sun 01-Feb-15 09:45:40

We just ask for an extra packet when we go. They are washable and last surprisingly well.

There are other brands of kids spring chopsticks out there. Wooden and plastic, we got some good wood

YAsoNBU Sun 01-Feb-15 09:46:36

Oops, posted too soon

good wood ones from a Tiger store

Oldieandgoldie Sun 01-Feb-15 09:47:53

There's loads on Amazon.
(Or should that be there are loads on Amazon?)

pregnantpause Sun 01-Feb-15 09:48:50

Every year i ask wagamama for ten/ twelve for our nursery group to use on Chinese New Year. They are always happy to oblige- just ask. I always then put a public thanks on Facebook to promote them.

Pantone363 Sun 01-Feb-15 09:49:30

Our local department store sells them.

And the Chinese restaurant has them too and gives spare sets to take home.

So no

CalamitouslyWrong Sun 01-Feb-15 09:50:25

You can make any chopsticks child friendly with a bit of rolled up paper and an elastic band. You don't need to buy special ones.

UniS Sun 01-Feb-15 09:51:22

Bought a pair of rookie stix in a cookware shop last month.

Merrylegs Sun 01-Feb-15 09:51:57

We have loads of these knocking about at home. Just pick them up when we go into the Japanese Noodle House. I imagine they cost pennies. So I suspect pennies is what you would get if you sold them.

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 01-Feb-15 09:52:31

Yup - search for Rookie Stix

daddyneedsaholiday Sun 01-Feb-15 09:53:01

There are loads available online, at Amazon and several other places, but none of them have the wide flat tip like the ones from Waga's.
(I would be delighted to be proved wrong - I'm not particularly keen on starting up an import business!!).

NakedFamilyFightClub Sun 01-Feb-15 09:55:06

I saw what you're describing in Sainsbury's yesterday. I didn't think of getting some for my DS, I will next time I'm in.

CalamitouslyWrong Sun 01-Feb-15 09:56:22

Making child friendly chopsticks: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j3y1ulNkfOM.

Although it's not clear why you need 4 1/2 minutes to explain the process. It's very simple.

cheeseburgerandfries Sun 01-Feb-15 19:46:52

I did a quick search on eBay and loads of results came up. Starting from just 99p

Some are in china so would take a bit longer to come (normally about 14-16 days for me when I order to the UK from Chinese sellers on eBay)

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